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Utah Parents Sue To Allow Students To Return To Classrooms

A dozen parents have filed a civil rights lawsuit against the Salt Lake City School District after it refused to open schools and relied on remote learning. The parents are claiming the decision represented what they called a historic deprivation of rights. The Deseret News reports that the lawsuit filed Monday claims the district’s decision stripped about 21,000 students of rights to a free and open public education under the state Constitution. The Salt Lake City Board of Education voted earlier this year to conduct school only by remote learning. It became the only Utah school district to do so in response to the coronavirus pandemic.